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Weight Loss Surgery

Jumpstart Weight Loss
and Improve Overall Health and Wellbeing

Jumpstart Weight Loss and Improve Overall Health and Wellbeing

Is Bariatric Surgery Right For Me?
Are you ready to stop yo-yo dieting? Is your BMI 35-40+? Wondering if bariatric surgery can help you achieve the sustained weight loss you are looking for? New Jersey Bariatric Center’s® team of weight loss surgery experts will provide the information you need to decide whether you are ready to take this health-changing step.

Bariatric surgery is just the first step in a lifelong commitment toward better health. When deciding if weight loss surgery is right for you, keep in mind that surgery is only a tool. Your ultimate success depends on your adherence to the recommended dietary, exercise and lifestyle changes.
Choosing a Procedure
New Jersey Bariatric Surgeon
The most frequently performed weight loss surgeries are the gastric bypass, gastric sleeve (also called vertical sleeve gastrectomy) and gastric band (LAP-BAND®). However not bariatric procedures or patients are the same, yet patients often share a common goal - to find a procedure that results in successful weight loss and improved health. If you qualify for weight loss surgery, the New Jersey Bariatric Center team will guide you in deciding which procedure will give you the best chance for success based on your goals.
Weight Loss Surgery Comparison
What to Expect
Gastric Bypass
  • Stomach stapled to create a small pouch
  • New pouch can hold about 4 oz of food.
  • Not reversible
Gastric Sleeve
  • A sleeve the size of a banana is created; the remainder of the stomach is removed
  • The new stomach can hold about a cup of food
  • Not reversible
Gastric Band
(LAP-BAND®)
  • Stomach stapled to create a small pouch
  • New pouch can hold about 4 oz of food.
  • Reversible
How you lose weight
Gastric Bypass
  • Reduces food consumption
  • Reduces calorie absorption
Gastric Sleeve
  • Reduces food consumption
Gastric Band
(LAP-BAND®)
  • Reduces food consumption
Is it reversible?
Gastric Bypass
No
Gastric Sleeve
No
Gastric Band
(LAP-BAND®)
  • Yes, but removal increases risk of weight gain
Weight loss
Gastric Bypass
  • Initial loss of 3-5 lbs. per week
  • Total Loss of 60-80% of excess weight
Gastric Sleeve
  • Initial loss of 2-4 lbs. per week
  • Total weight loss of 40-70% of excess weight
Gastric Band
(LAP-BAND®)
  • Initial loss of 1-2 lbs. per week
  • Total weight loss of 45-55% of excess weight
Weight Loss Surgery Comparison
What to Expect
Stomach stapled to create a small pouch

New pouch can hold about 4oz of food.
A sleeve the size of a banana is created; the remainder of the stomach is removed

The new stomach can hold about a cup of food
Adjustable band placed around the upper part of the stomach

Capacity of the stomach is about a half-cup of food
How it helps you lose weight
Reduces food consumption

Reduces calorie absorption
Reduces food consumption
Reduces food consumption
Is it reversible?
No
No
Yes, but removal increases risk of weight gain
Weight loss
Initial loss of 3-5 lbs. per week

Total Loss of 60-80% of excess weight
Initial loss of 2-4 lbs. per week

Total weight loss of 40-70% of excess weight
Initial loss of 1-2 lbs. per week

Total weight loss of 45-55% of excess weight
Weight Loss Surgery Health Benefits
Weight loss surgery can help you lose unwanted, excess weight so that you can live a longer, healthier life.

More importantly, the benefits of bariatric surgery go beyond just losing weight. The metabolic changes associated with weight loss surgery can support improvement in cardiovascular health and/or even lead to remission in type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea.

Weight loss also produces benefits that you can’t see physically. We call them non-scale victories. Patients often tell us that they want to lose weight so they can be more active with their children, walk for long distances without shortness of breath or get on an airplane without requesting a seatbelt extender and more.
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Why Choose NJBC?
New Jersey Bariatric Center is an accredited center with surgeons who have performed more than 8,000 surgeries in the past 18 years with a low complicate rate and zero mortalities.

Our team of fellowship-trained, board-certified surgeons, physician assistants, bariatric registered dietitians and counselors are here for our patients throughout their weight loss journey. From the first appointment to the day of surgery and the years after, our patients often tell us that the support our team provides helps them stay on track to achieve and sustain their weight loss goals. As part of our long-term support we offer monthly support group meetings, meal planning, exercise and yoga classes.
Patient Stories
Erica Lost 86 lbs with Gastric Sleeve*
Danny Lost 61 lbs with Revision Surgery*
La-Fina Lost 221 lbs with Gastric Bypass*
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